Ben Roethlisberger: I still want to win Lombardis

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met with the media on Tuesday and said that he never considered retirement after tearing three flexor tendons off the bone in his right elbow early last season.

The injury kept Roethlisberger from playing in the final 14 games of the 2019 campaign and he said he might have considered calling it a career if he felt he “was closer to the end” after the injury. Roethlisberger doesn’t feel that way, however.

While he may not have another decade left in the tank, he thinks he has “good years left in me” and a desire to add some Super Bowl rings to his collection.

“I still want to win Lombardis and I say that with a plural,” Roethlisberger said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com.

Roethlisberger threw on Monday and said that he feels his arm is strong after the extended rehab that followed his injury. The Steelers hope that will remain the case heading into the season and that Roethlisberger will be able to remain on the field for the long run this time around.

31 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: I still want to win Lombardis

  1. This man does not get enough credit. Look how many receivers THRIVED while playing with him for the Steelers and then look what happened when they went to play for other teams. He’s a 1st ballot Hall Of Famer for sure and trust me I’m not a Steelers honk. He is what he is. I would go to battle with him in my huddle any day.

  2. Smartest thing this guy could do is opt out and heal 1 more yr because this is gonna end before winter hits when you have the flu mixed into the covid equation. These are really perfect circumstances from a football perspective for a player with this type of injury at that position. Donta Hightower is doing the smart thing, you should to Ben!

  3. Y’ever notice how everyone who publicly talks about winning 3 or 4+ championships never does or even comes close? and notice the one guy who won 6 Super Bowls never once said anything like that his entire career? I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere…

  4. All-American Voltron says:
    August 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    Y’ever notice how everyone who publicly talks about winning 3 or 4+ championships never does or even comes close? and notice the one guy who won 6 Super Bowls never once said anything like that his entire career? I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere…

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    I think he’s pretty close to 3 or 4 that you mentioned.

  5. “All-American Voltron says:
    August 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    Y’ever notice how everyone who publicly talks about winning 3 or 4+ championships never does or even comes close? and notice the one guy who won 6 Super Bowls never once said anything like that his entire career? I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere…”

    Is 2 not close enough to 3 or 4 for you? How much closer from 2 rings could you get to 3 rings before you “even comes close” as you so succinctly put it?

  6. Well, one thing we know about Ben is he will not be denied. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word “no”.

  7. All-American Voltron says: “Y’ever notice how everyone who publicly talks about winning 3 or 4+ championships never does or even comes close? and notice the one guy who won 6 Super Bowls never once said anything like that his entire career? I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere…”
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    Um, WHAT??

    Brady had an inteview with ESPN’s Jim Gray just in March 2020 where he said: “I feel like it’s gonna give me the best opportunity to win, and to win for multiple years. … I want to be able to win championships,”

    In fact, Brady talks about wanting more championships ALL THE TIME as being his motivation. So I’m not sure where you get the idea he doesn’t.

  8. “Y’ever notice how everyone who publicly talks about winning 3 or 4+ championships never does or even comes close?“

    I mean, I guess LeBron James did it, since he won three, but I’m low-key stunned he hasn’t won more. His (foolish) proclamation in Miami was not lived up to, however. Obviously he’s not winning two separate three-peats like a certain someone whose ghost he’s been chasing his entire career, but I digress

  9. All-American Voltron says:
    August 4, 2020 at 12:41 pm
    Y’ever notice how everyone who publicly talks about winning 3 or 4+ championships never does or even comes close? and notice the one guy who won 6 Super Bowls never once said anything like that his entire career? I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere…

    What? The super bowl loss to Green Bay would have been ring #3. How can you say he’s never come close to 3-4?

    Also, there is only one Tom Brady and the Pats dynasty is something this league has never seen before.. By your estimation, everyone else sucks and shouldn’t ever make grand statements.

  10. I’m pretty sure Ben meant he was just hungry and wanted to go to Lombardi’s on 1st St in Pittsburg.

  11. What’s he supposed to say, “I’ve had enough. I want to share with rest of the league. I don’t need to win again.”

  12. I should’ve clarified this … once you make the statement that you’re going to win multiple championships is when it doesn’t happen. whether you’re a rookie or a vet who already did, once you start to proclaim “multiples” it never happens. My point is Ben shouldn’t have said it, since he basically guaranteed you’re not going to win even one SB with him as QB now.

  13. His body is held together by duct tape and plumbers putty. He needs to think about life after football.

  14. Notice that Ben did not say ” I want to win multiple Lombardi’s….with the Steelers”
    Instead he just said “I want to win multiple Lombardi’s”.
    There’s an issue there that’s been overlooked by the media types.

  15. Commentators fawn for Aaron Rodgers for his one playoff run while Big Ben has taken his team to the bowl three times. Winning two.

  16. Bens head is as big as a basketball. Hey the guy is competive and wants to play as long as they have a good team and a chance.

  17. Wasn’t he talking about retiring. At least until they drafted his replacement, then he was passionate again?

  18. I could see big ben getting another ring before he retires multiple rings I seriously doubt.

  19. If only the other two “B”s hadn’t also been head cases, they might have another trophy in the case by now.

    Must be annoying for him, and many other players, to have the window of the Pats winding down closed so instantly by the arrival of Mahomes. Who knows if the Chiefs will live up to their past couple seasons, but it was a sudden left turn from a potential period of parity.

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